Q 3: I had a female colleague and, praise be to Allah, I abide by the saying of the Prophet (peace be upon him) in which he prohibited Khulwah (being alone with a member of the opposite sex). My question is: I know her good manners and I want to guide her to some of the teachings of the Prophet (peace be upon him). However, the Prophet (peace be upon him) prohibited
Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) commands us to lower our gaze when looking at the Ajnabiyyah (a woman other than a spouse and permanently unmarriageable relatives). What is the solution then? Kindly, bear in mind that I do not have women-related books to provide her with so that she can learn from them.
As you said, Khulwah or gazing at an Ajnabiyyah is Haram (prohibited). Yet, if you want to advise her, you can talk to her while she covers up and without Khulwah. You can also present to her a useful book or a tape that handles women-related religious rulings, or send her written pieces of advice. There are so many ways that do not involve Fitnah (temptation) and achieve the intended purpose.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.